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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can hiv be transfered through pregnacy? can any docs explain?

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Dr. Neil Kudler
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: Assuming you are asking whether an HIV+ mom can pass HIV to her developing fetus/child, the answer is yes. HIV can be transmitted to baby at any point - during pregnancy, labor & delivery, and breast feeding. Effective treatment is available for mom and can virtually prevent infection of baby. Baby should be treated for the 1st 6 weeks of life and should be fed formula, not mom's breast milk.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Can HIV be treated, if so how? Can any docs explain?

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Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Antiretroviral meds: Yes, HIV can be treated with anti-HIV medications, called antiretroviral therapy. This usually consists of at least 3 medications to fight HIV. If you have HIV, I would recommend that you seek medical care with a medical provider that has experience with HIV. If you don't have insurance, you can still get medical care through Ryan White Insurance, which covers medical care and meds for HIV.
Last updated Feb 21, 2015

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